Anytime a major operating system update drops, there are bound to be issues and bugs. Especially when you are Apple serving millions of iPhone users with yearly iOS updates. One of the common issues is related to the battery life of the device. Another issue that has become quite common in recent times is related to the default iPhone keyboard. Sometimes while chatting or general browsing, the default keyboard fails to frustrate users.
Default keyboard not appearing on iPhone is a bigger problem if it occurs frequently throughout the day. This breaks the workflow and decreases the productivity of the end user.
If you are suffering from the same issue, read the article to find the possible troubleshooting tips to fix iPhone keyboard error.
1. Hard reset your iPhone
Restarting iPhone is one of the oldest and most effective ways to fix common issues. Simultaneously press and hold the Home and Power buttons for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
To reset your iPhone 7/7 Plus, you need to press the volume down button and the Power button at the same time.
To reset your iPhone 8/8 Plus or later, press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button, and then press and hold the side button.
2. Turn off Bluetooth
If you were using an external keyboard with iPhone and forgot to disconnect it, your iPhone will keep trying to find the Bluetooth keyboard.
Make sure iPhone’s Bluetooth is turned off and not connected to any external keyboard.
Swipe up from the top right corner to open Control Center and turn off Bluetooth. You can also go to iPhone Settings> Bluetooth and turn off the option.
3. Reset all settings
As the name suggests, this option resets all settings on your iPhone. It will erase all of your custom settings including automatic replacements from the recent iOS update which caused conflicts with your iPhone keyboard settings.
Follow the steps below to reset all settings on iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
2nd step: Go to General> Reset> Reset All Settings. Confirm your action by adding a password and iOS will reset all iPhone settings.
4. Switch to the default Apple keyboard
Apple has opened the doors to third-party keyboard apps on the App Store. We have some of the best keyboard apps like SwitftKey and Google Keyboard on the iPhone.
These keyboard apps work great on modern iPhones with 3GB / 4GB RAM. However, if you are using a third-party keyboard app on older devices with 1GB or 2GB of RAM, you will notice that the iOS system kills those apps in the background to free up RAM for smooth iOS navigation.
In such cases, it is advisable to go back to the default keyboard on the iPhone. Follow the steps below to change your device’s default keyboard.
Step 1: Open the keyboard in any conversation.
2nd step: Tap the Globe icon in the lower left corner.
Step 3: Switch from the current keyboard to the default keyboard.
If the system still occasionally opens the third-party keyboard for you, it is time to remove the third-party keyboard from iPhone. Long press the app icon and select Delete from the context menu.
5. Switch to the default password manager
Similar to keyboard apps, iOS also allows you to set third-party password managers like Enpass, 1Password, Dashlane, etc. as the default way to auto-populate iPhone login credentials.
The selected password manager replaces the iCloud Keychain on iPhone and offers integration over the default iPhone keyboard. If there are any problems with the selected third-party manager, it may interfere with general keyboard functions. In such cases, you can revert to the default iCloud Keychain service for seamless autofill operations.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
2nd step: Scroll down to Passwords.
Step 3: Go to Autofill passwords and select iCloud Keychain from the next menu.
Now you will not get frequent keyboard which does not present any problem on iPhone.
6. Check the battery status of the device
All iPhone models come with lithium-ion batteries. True to the chemical nature, it supports certain charge cycles on the device. So if you use the iPhone for 4-5 years, your device’s battery might hover around 50% -60% of the battery capacity.
You can check the battery status in Device settings> Battery> Battery status. If it is a low number, it may affect daily operations on the iPhone, including the default keyboard.
The battery issue leads to a trip to the nearest Apple center to replace the old one with a new battery.
7. Update iPhone
The iPhone keyboard not appearing issue may be due to a buggy update released by Apple. After all, the company doesn’t have the best time to release quality updates. The good news is that Apple is fixing critical issues quickly with a bug fix update.
Open the Settings app on the iPhone and go to General> Software Update and download the latest firmware update to the device.
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Last updated on Oct 15, 2020
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